Russian carrier S7 Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX via a lease agreement with ALC.
The aircraft will be operated by the airline’s subsidiary Globus Airlines, and becomes the first Russian airline to fly the new and improved 737.
S7 plans to take 10 more 737 MAX aircraft over the next few years as part of its strategic plan to strengthen its fleet.
Globus Airlines general director, Vadim Klebanov said: “We always stay up-to-date with the latest developments of manufacturers and actively implement them to improve our service. The airline’s fleet already includes 19 Boeing 737Next Generation aircraft.
“The new Boeing 737MAX that we received today from our partners at Air Lease Corporation offers even more passenger comfort, reduced noise level and lower environmental impact. We are delighted that our passengers will be the first in Russia to appreciate the benefits onboard these new generation airplanes.”
The 737 MAX 8 is part of a family of aircraft that offer from about 130 to 230 seats and the ability to fly up to 3,850 nautical miles (7,130 kilometers). The MAX 8, in particular, can seat up to 178 passengers in a standard configuration and features the popular Boeing Sky Interior.
The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling aircraft in Boeing history with more than 4,700 orders from 104 customers worldwide.